Taking our lead from nature, SmartStart™ uses natural deep eutectic solvents (NADES) to retain water inside a semi-moist feed for a practical, simple  post-hatch feeding solution.

Post-hatch feeding

Post-hatch feeding refers to the availability of feed, water and light for day-old chicks from the moment of hatching.





Post-hatch feeding promotes the  development of robust day-old chicks and helps to reduce the need for antibiotics.

Animal welfare

Antibiotics reduction

Field performance


SmartStart™ helps you to implement post-hatch feeding easily and flexibly. It comprises two key elements, that can be applied individually or together: precision feeding and intelligent lighting.

Four ways that SmartStart™ gives your hatchery an advantage


Maximum flexibility

SmartStart™ is easily and flexibly incorporated into your daily hatchery practice

Precision feeding

SmartStart™ meets the nutrient requirement of newly-hatched chicks as accurately as possible

Intelligent lighting

SmartStart™ contributes to a natural, stress-free environment for day old chicks

Optimum hygiene

SmartStart™ is specifically designed to meet stringent hygiene requirements


Need help?

Bouke Hamminga, Director International Sales & Business Development